Lyrics/chords to "God (Take 1)"

God (Take 1)

(Ian Hunter)

(spoken: "This is God, Take 1")
G Bm C G
[start intro lick - see tab for lick below]
G Bm C G
G Bm C G
Oh God said to me "Gonna kick your ass - 'cos all you do is ask ask ask
G Bm C G
All that energy looking for me when I'm sitting here inside you - plain to see
D C G C G C G
How I built you cell for cell - gave you sights to see - I gave you tales to tell
D C G C G C G
Even let you help yourself for a while - to take some weight off this busy child"
[organ fill]
G Bm C G
I said to God "I found you out - 'cos I know what this life is all about!"
G Bm C G
God said "Stop - don't scramble your brain - my opponent's been messing you around again
D C G C G C G
See him and me are enemies and we play little games for galaxies
D C G C G C G
And he's inside you - 'n I am too - so here we are - just the three of you"
[organ fill]
G Bm C G
"Oh we made mistakes - too many cards - but making human beings can be hard
G Bm C G
A God gets tired of playing so much chess - he wishes his God would get him out of his mess"
D C G C G C G
I said to God "What's it like to die" He said "It's as plain as the sea and sky
D C G C G C G
Conception was me and him and you - when your batteries fade we all just move on"
[organ fill]
G Bm C G
Oh I said to God "Who's winning this game - is the devil in front" He said "Is that his name
G Bm C G
You know I've been so busy I never asked - I never looked up from this awesome task"
D C G C G C G
I said to God "What's good 'n bad" He said "It's just something that you've got to have
D C G C G C G
It don't mean nothing to us up here - but your primitive people - you gotta have fear"
[organ fill]
G Bm C G
Now I said to God "Do I think for myself" He said I told you once you just help yourself
G Bm C G
Don't you forget you're composed of three, your thinking comes from him and me"
D C G C G C G
Now I said to God "How big are you, is there a religion - is it true
D C G C G C G
How big's the universe - is time - the same for you as my life is to mine"
[organ fill]
G Bm C G
Oh it's said "If all the things that made worlds float - were all to part - then you would note
G Bm C G
The size of him and the size of me - and that's how big we both shall be"
D C G C G C G
He said "The universe is small - just like some fortune-teller's ball
D C G C G C G
And we sit down - and we play the game - when somebody wins it all starts again"
[organ fill]
G Bm C G
"There's no religion - you did that - it helps to keep your little leaders fat
G Bm C G
Like faith 'n superstition stay - to help you pass the time away
D C G C G C G
But when you talk of time and life - it makes me think of circles, heights
D C G C G C G
Expansion is the clue - your dreams - are nearer than you've ever been"
[organ fill - G chord held slightly longer than in rest of song]
[strum each chord once and hold during next two lines]
D C G C G C G
"You see my little toy to think - is from two bowls of wine to drink
D C G C G C G
Don't take too much or you may drown - behave yourself - see you around..."
G Bm C G [continue chord sequence for rest of outro]
[play intro lick]
[play intro lick one octave lower]
[play intro lick]
[improvise solo]
Intro Lick:
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